Around 100 members of the Scarborough Muslim Community attended SHN Foundation’s Family Day Walk-a-thon on February 17 to show support for the future of health care at Scarborough Health Network.
Now in its 8th year since its inception, the Family Day Walk-a-thon is part of a collective fundraising effort led by the Scarborough Muslim Community to deliver on a pledge to raise $250,000 towards lifesaving care at SHN. The community launched the fundraising campaign in January 2018 with a goal of reaching the pledge within 5 years to help support exceptional care, new facilities, and state-of-the-art medical technology at SHN.
The Scarborough Muslim Community has now reached $230,000 towards their overall pledge in just over 2 years, a tremendous achievement by the community.
This year’s Family Day Walk-a-thon took place at Centenary hospital, where SHN welcomed all members of the community to show their support. All ages, young and old, dressed for the weather on the holiday as the walkathon began early in the afternoon and concluded with a few words of gratitude from Alicia Vandermeer, President and CEO of SHN Foundation.
“Thank you all for helping shape the future of health care here in Scarborough,” said Alicia.
“We are so close to achieving the $250,000 goal and it is a reflection of the hard work and passion of the community.”
The funds raised by the Scarborough Muslim Community will go directly towards SHN Foundation’s vision for building better health care facilities and improving patient care across the hospitals.